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Outdoor timers: Keep your home safe while on summer vacation


Summer is the time for outdoor adventures. Whether you are away on vacation, day-tripping, or simply enjoying some fun in the sun with family and friends, there may be many occasions when no one is home for extended periods of time. Unfortunately, this also means there are more chances for someone to take advantage of your empty house.

Something as simple as having lights on during the evening could easily deter a robbery. However, leaving your lights on indefinitely will drastically increase energy costs. By installing outdoor timers and automatic lighting control products, you can protect your home while also saving on energy consumption.

Not only could these products protect your home from a potential burglary when you’re away, they are also useful after you return from vacation as they will continuously reduce your energy costs throughout the year. Outdoor timers and motion detectors ensure that you never have to worry about forgetting to turn off the lights.

When preparing for a vacation, you should also remember to unplug all non-essential appliances, such as televisions, microwaves, computers, game consoles etc. You won’t be using them while you’re away, and if left plugged in they will continuously consume energy (even in standby mode).

Savings on outdoor timers are available from Alectra Utilities at comfortablesavings.com/coupons. Have a safe and happy summer!

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Author: Corporate Relations Team / Conservation / July 15, 2017